I hear a small crackling sound when I exhale, what can I do to make me cough less and stop this noise

37-year-old woman2 years ago
I have had the flu for 3 weeks and I tested negative for Covid (2 tests in 3 weeks). I have a headache even with tylenol, I have sinus and ear pain. I have muscle pain in my back.
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Jean-Sébastien Lecompte · 2 years ago
Hello,
Thank you for the complete description of your symptoms, it helps me to better answer your question
What you are describing sounds like flu-like symptoms indeed. How long have you had these symptoms?
37-year-old woman · 2 years ago
Since the beginning intermittently but more accentuated since Friday evening.
37-year-old woman · 2 years ago
The beginning being 3 weeks sorry.
Jean-Sébastien Lecompte · 2 years ago
Thank you for the clarification. The crackling sounds you hear when you breathe out are a sign of inflammation and/or the presence of secretions in the bronchi. These symptoms are similar to those of a viral bronchitis.
Also, you have symptoms similar to viral sinusitis (headache, sinus and ear pain).
Muscle aches also strongly suggest a viral infection
Regardless of the virus involved (influenza or other), the goal is to relieve the symptoms that bother you the most. For muscle aches and headaches, an anti-inflammatory such as Advil/Motrin or acetaminophen may help. For sinus and ear pain, it is probably thick secretions that are putting pressure on your mucous membranes. Using a pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine decongestant may help. For coughs, I suggest a syrup made from dried ivy, Helixia Prospan
So using Tylenol OR Advil Sinus in combination with the Helixia may help reduce your overall symptoms. You should start to feel better in a few days
Sinusitis that lasts for more than 3 weeks may be a sign that the infection is more resistant or that a bacterial infection is going on. I suggest that you try to relieve your symptoms first with over-the-counter products. If you find that it's not very effective or your symptoms are dragging on, you'll need to see a doctor to evaluate the possibility of a bacterial infection.
I hope I've been able to answer your question. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to help you.
37-year-old woman · 2 years ago
Wow thank you so much for your precious I am so happy to have solutions!
i am going to the pharmacy tomorrow morning.

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